Kipling’s Court

Hotel in Pench Tiger Reserve

This government-run property, 2km from Turia gate, wins in both the budget category (considering prices include all meals, the two well-kept, six-bed dorms are fine value) and family category (it boasts the best playground in Turia plus indoor games). The rooms, in cottages around dutifully manicured gardens, aren’t bad either and all have air-con.

There’s also a small bar, and they show a one-hour Pench film at 7pm.